(La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/SrTiO3)(15) superlattices have been grown by pulsed liquid-
injection metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on monocrystalline substra
tes such as LaAlO3, SrTiO3, and MgO. The pulsed-injection technique allows
one to control precisely the amount of precursors delivered to the depositi
on chamber and thus the thickness of each individual layer. The period of t
he superlattices depends indeed linearly on the number of injected droplets
. In our deposition conditions, the average growth rates are similar to0.13
0 nm/injection for La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 and 0.042 nm/injection for SrTiO3, with n
o significant difference as regard to the substrate used. The strain's stat
e of the superlattices depends on the relative thicknesses of the La0.7Sr0.
3MnO3 and SrTiO3 layers and also on the substrate used. Finally, the deposi
tion of superlattices with ultrathin interlayers of few unit cells has been
demonstrated. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.